Levophed (norepinephrine)

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Levophed (norepinephrine)
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2012-05-22 10:29:32
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Levophed (norepinephrine)
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  1. Class
    Sympathetic agonist
  2. Description
    Naturally occurring catecholamine, acts on alpha and beta adrenergic receptors. Alpha is more profound
  3. Mechanism of Action
    Potent vasoconstrictor used to increase BP in cardiogenic shock/ hypotensive emergenices
  4. Onset of Action
    • Onset: immediate
    • Peak: <1 min
    • Duration: 1-2 min
    • Half-life: 3 min
  5. Indications
    Hypotension not from hypovolemia (systolic <70)
  6. Contraindications
    Hypotension from hypovolemia
  7. Precautions
    • Monitor vitals
    • Cautions with cardiac ischemia
    • Can cause necrosis with extravasation
    • Increases myocardial O2 demand
    • Deactivated by alkaline solutions
    • Can improve renal blood flow in sepsis
  8. Side Effects
    • Anxiety
    • Tremors
    • Dizziness
    • Headache
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
  9. Adult Dose
    • 0.1-0.5mcg/min
    • Up to 30mcg/min
  10. Pedi Dose
    0.01-0.05mcg/kg/min
  11. Max Dose
    30mcg/min
  12. Route of administration
    IV only
  13. How Supplied
    Vials

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